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A warning about Trump's messiah complex
As he becomes more desperate, like Jim Jones, he becomes more dangerous
In the face of a long list of additional well-earned federal and state felony indictments coming down on the head of Donald J. Trump this month, the content of Trump’s demagogic rhetoric continues to sound more and more messianic.
“They’re not after me, they’re after you,” he says. “They’re coming after me because I’m fighting for you,” he claims. “I am the only one that can save this nation,” he boasted the other day.
This blasphemous nonsense has been going on for years, I know. I well remember Trump looking to the skies, raising his hands, and telling reporters, “I’m the chosen one.” Yes, I know, he was talking about his perverse and convoluted views toward trade with China. But, he had no problem amplifying praise directed his way by Wayne Allyn Root calling him the “King of Israel,” and “the second coming of God.”
There are many other examples of this kind of egregious behavior coming from Donald Trump.
But Trump, the cult leader, messiah-wannabe is now backed in a corner, and this is a man who is capable of almost anything. He has, again and again, proven to be completely bereft of a working conscience.
It would be too easy to chuckle and brush it all off, like you might with a man in the mental institution who thinks he’s God, or the Queen of England. But, Trump isn’t in an institution. He’s not in prison, yet. He’s still on the loose, and wreaking spiritual, moral, and political havoc on much of the Christian church, on conservatism, on the Republican Party, on the American republic, and on the wider world.
And Trump is—sadly, strangely—still the prohibitive favorite to again win the Republican presidential nomination for 2024, seemingly, even if it’s from a prison cell.
With the latest federal grand jury indictments that came down this week, plus the soon-to-come state grand jury indictments that appear certain to be filed in Georgia sometime this month, we can hope that the criminal courts will be able, in large degree, to physically restrain the madness of Donald Trump. But, that’s simply not enough, no matter how those cases turn out.
You see, our real problem is not Trump, per se. Our problem is that there is a large segment of the American people who can be deceived, and motivated, by such a vile, wicked reprobate, in the name of God and patriotism. And, their views and political positions have already been perverted and twisted out of all recognition.
Somebody is going to have to straighten them out.
Jesus told us long ago that false christs would arise, particularly in the last days, showing “great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” He strictly warned us about this very thing. And, He commanded us not to believe them, or follow them. (Matt. 24)
That’s the message that has to be carried forcefully to Trump’s supporters, even if the cost of carrying that message is personally extremely high for the messengers.
Those of you who have been routinely abused by Trump followers over the course of the last eight years or so know exactly what I’m talking about.
These folks don’t need more mere political rhetoric though. They won’t listen. What they need is the political equivalent of cult deprogramming. They must be subjected to a healthy, continuous, loud, bold dose of real truth and morality, even if they hate it.
This has to be done, somehow, for the sake of our children and grandchildren, in order to preserve for them a free, constitutional republic.
Before Trump’s followers really do drink the orange Kool-Aid, like the followers of Jim Jones did. Or worse.
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